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By dwelzenbach ·
I get multiple blank boxes on my task bar which go away when I click on them. I believe it has something to do with my screen saver. Is this a Microsoft bug or is there something I can configure to prevent these?

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by JnlGuy In reply to Blank Task Bar Boxes

It is a glitch. And yes you are correct in suspecting it to be tied to the screen saver. I have seen this happen on many machines including my own when a screen saver is activated.

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by dwelzenbach In reply to Blank Task Bar Boxes

Thank you for confirming my suspicions, but I was looking for a fix....

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by Seagull Data Services In reply to Blank Task Bar Boxes

see MSKB article Q280722
Not much of a fix though.

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by ddraigcoch2 In reply to Blank Task Bar Boxes

This can be caused by a number of things. The first thing would be to update your video drivers. Poorly written screensavers can also cause this problem, so try using a different screensaver or remove it completely.

A rather more complex solution involves installing a number of critical updates from the Windows Update site - http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/default.htm

If you've got the 22 May 2000 critical update or the Windos 98SE 1394 (Firewire) Storage Supplement, you can experience ghost buttons appearing in your taskbar.The ghost buttons appear to be the result of interactions between existing applications and newer versions of user.exe and user32.dll installed by those update.If you don't need these updates, then you can remove them be searching for the appropriate uninstall *.inf file. Right click the *.inf file and select install the reboot. For the 22nd May update, the *.inf file is named 260067un.inf, and the 1394 update is named 242975un.inf

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